Wise Heart, Wild Love Local Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
Join me on a transformational and peaceful weekend retreat experience in the Kettle Moraine Forest, October 18-20, 2019.
So many of us long to step into the wild abandon of love, the ocean of carefree knowing and sweet surrender. However our heart intelligence can tend to get knocked off course, leaving us unable to hear its longing. This weekend journey is dedicated to opening our inner journey to heart center through community, spiritual practice (Yoga and Tibetan Meditation forms), clean eating and the beauty of nature.
These intimate (12 attendee) retreats provide an opportunity and a container for undertaking deeper spiritual practice. The central technique is mindfulness, which empowers us to discover a freedom of heart in the midst of any and all experiences. The mindfulness practice is complemented by training in integrative movement/ yoga, social and compassion meditation techniques. Students of all backgrounds, experience and abilities are welcome to attend. May we all honor exactly where we are on the path.
Shared rooms only: $400, price includes all lodging, meals and practice instruction.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due, once accepted, to hold your spot. Full tuition is due within 45 days of invoice receipt. You will receive an invoice via email once accepted. Cancellation must be made within 1 month of retreat to receive a partial 75% (of balance) refund and within 2 weeks to receive a 50% (of balance) refund. Exceptions may apply in the event of emergency. Please inquire about payment plans and scholarships. 10% off available for returning retreatants.
Please note, your application is not guaranteed. Click to register and fill-out required questions. It is not required to have a previous yoga or meditation practice. You will receive an email confirming your acceptance. <3
What to pack: Allow yourself plenty of time to pack and prepare for your retreat weekend. Consider the weather forecast, as periods of practice will occur outdoors. Pack layers and appropriate shoes for hiking in the forest. Slippers and socks are beneficial for indoors during the cooler months. Bring your yoga gear and meditation cushion (bench, bolster, etc.). If you do not have a cushion, please let us know so we can bring one for you!
Sitting Meditation: Sitting meditation rests at the heart of retreats. In sitting practice stillness develops, concentration deepens, and awareness expands. We train the heart to bring kindness and compassion for all that arises. All levels and experience is welcome.
Mindful Movement/ Yoga: The foundation of this gentle and safe practice combines the physical with an inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement and meditative awareness, we unearth an understanding of the interdependency of all these aspects in your personal health and wellbeing. We begin to shake free burden, distress and tension stored deeply within the connective tissues of the body. As we release, we also unburden the mind and heart.
Walking Meditation: May we learn to walk gently on the earth. On retreat, periods of walking meditation are offered. Just as in sitting meditation, where attention is brought to the breath, in walking meditation, mindfulness is cultivated by resting the attention on sensations of the body in motion. Sometimes a slow, careful, practice walk is taught. At other times retreatants are encouraged to walk more leisurely or move at whatever speed cultivates mindfulness for them.
Talks: Talks are the vocal heart of a retreat. Throughout the schedule, I will present a different set of teachings from a variety of spiritual lineages, offering ways to apply them to our own experience. Talks focus on retreat practice and mindful living in the world. The teachings are not beliefs but rather for students to consider and use in ways that bring benefit to their daily lives.